Scaffold material for stem cell cartilage repair- celery?

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Scaffold material for stem cell cartilage repair- celery?


Finding the right scaffold material is a major thrust of stem cell research in cartilage repair. One material that has been looked at is cellulose. This is a semi-crystalline sugar polymer. It is found in plants like celery and is the most common natural polymer. It is capable of being degraded by enzymes such as cellulases. It is also biocompatible. In the lab, cellulose has shown great potential as far as promoting the growth of stem cells for eventual treatment of osteoarthritis.

It’s also nice to eat.
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